True Detective season 3: Daniel Sackheim set to be new director

HBO logoTrue Detective season 3 is already in the works, and as the season progresses it looks as though there are some more changes happening.

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Jeremy Saulnier, who directed the first two episodes of the season and was poised to split those duties throughout with show creator Nic Pizzolatto, has now left the project. Scheduling conflicts are reportedly cited as the reason. He will be replaced by Daniel Sackheim, who also now has an executive producer credit to his name with the show. It’s clear that HBO needed to move quickly in order to appoint someone else to take on this show, which is going to have all eyes on it thanks largely to the superb job director Cary Fukunaga did on the first season. His work is one of the reasons why that show generated such rave reviews and went on to become a cultural phenomenon.

With that in mind, we feel for Sackheim and some of the attention that he is going to receive in this gig. He should be up for the job based on his ambitious resume, which includes episodes of The Americans alongside Ozark, Jack Ryan, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Longmire, and many other series. In general, he may be one of the most-prolific episode directors out there and a series like True Detective should be happy to have him.

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Regrettably, you could be waiting for quite some time in order to see True Detective season 3. New episodes are going to start premiering presumably in 2019, but whether it be early 2019 or later in the year remains to be seen. HBO could make that announcement later this year at their summer session of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. This is the hub in which they often choose to reveal many a big announcement about their series.

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